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For Barkwells Mills River, please follow these directions or put Barkwells Lane, Mills River in your GPS. Please call if you need assistance.

From I-40

Take I-26 East, exit 46 east towards Hendersonville & Greenville/ Spartanburg. Then follow directions below, “From I-26.”

From I-26

Exit #40, (SR 280 Asheville Airport exit) drive West (toward the Airport & Brevard). Drive past the traffic light at the Airport & WNC Ag Center 1/2 mile to the traffic light at Ferncliff Park Drive. Turn right, drive 1/2 mile to roundabout at new Sierra Nevada Brewery.  Drive 2/3 of the way around the roundabout and continue on Old Fanning Bridge Road. Drive 1.8 miles, past NC State Horticultural Center on right and past Unity Church on left. Turn left on Lance Rd. and go .3 miles to Barkwells Lane entry on left.

From  SR280 (Airport Road/Boylston Hwy.) and SR191 (Haywood Rd)

Turn north on 191 and drive 1 mile, and turn right on Old Fanning Bridge Rd. (just past Mills River Storage). Drive .4 mile to Lance Rd, turn right, drive .3 miles to Barkwells Lane entry on left.

From I-26, Exit #37 (Long Shoals Road)

Turn west on Long Shoals Road/Hwy 146 approx 1.75 mile. Turn left/south on Hwy 19/Old Haywood Road and travel about 2 miles to Old Fanning Bridge Road. Turn left and go .4 miles to Lance Road. Turn right and go .3 miles to Barkwells Lane.

If you run out of pavement on Lance Road and are on a dirt road, back up! You missed us!

(If you will be staying in Bo’s Hideaway, turn into the driveway at 275 Lance Road before you get to Barkwells Lane. Please give us a call when you are five minutes away so we can meet you at the cabin)

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For Barkwells Pisgah Forest, please follow these directions or put Woody Farm Drive, Pisgah Forest in your GPS. Please call for assistance.

From I-26 west bound

Take Exit 49B to 64 west. Follow 64 west for 15 miles. Turn left on Crab Creek Road for 1.4 miles. Turn right on Everett Road.  In .5 mile, turn right onto Woody Farm Drive, just past the second one lane bridge.  

From I-26 east bound

Take exit 40 onto Airport Road (Hwy 280) west bound. Take 280 toward Brevard to the intersection of Hwy 64 and turn left. Go 2.5 miles to Crab Creek Road and turn right for 1.4 miles. Turn right on Everett Road.    In .5 mile, turn right onto Woody Farm Drive, just past the second one lane bridge.  

GPS may take you a different route which is about the same time but through residential neighborhoods. Staying on 280 is a more direct route. 


Duchess’s cottage, 68 Woody Farm Drive, turn right and enter through the first gate.  If you are staying in Charlie’s cottage, 78 Woody Farm Drive  enter through the second gate and follow the parking sign.

The Office is at 90 Woody Farm Drive. Drive through the upper gates , past the barn and follow the drive to the parking signs.